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CSPAN
Nov 3, 2012 11:00pm EDT
made decisions on this question. caller: correct. legislators in those states passed a law into effect and catholic governors in both states signed the bills. both states have laws that allow citizens to referent the matter. that is the question that will be for boaters in november. activists in maine to a marriage equality to the ballot in november. those three states, a yes vote would result in marriage. in minnesota last year, a republican legislator in the midst of a budget crisis decided the wise thing to do would be to take up the issue of marriage equality instead of dealing with other problems. they put a measure on the ballot, a constitutional amendment that would prohibit same-sex marriage. the legislature was able to refer directly to the ballot. that is what will appear on the ballot. host: what is a track record for states when they deal with this issue? guest: the vast majority of those ballot measures were on in to the tempore and 2006. that is when the largest number of them were on. if you look at polling trends and americans evolution on the issue, we have come
CSPAN
Nov 3, 2012 3:45pm EDT
be your moderator for this evening. first, we need to thank our presenting event sponsor, the law firm of hush blackwell, and our media sponsors, ksdk news channel 5, st. louis public radio, and the st. louis business journal. ksdk is televising this broadcast live to its affiliates across missouri. st. louis public radio is affils across missouri. st. louis public radio is doing the same. the broadcasts is also been streamed live on ksdk.com and stlpublicradio.org. we also invite you to take part on social media on twitter. finally, our appreciation to the city police and fire department, as well as the school district of clayton for hosting tonight's event. before we begin, i'd like to review the debate format. each candidate will give a 3- minute opening statement and a 3-minute closing statement. next, our panel will ask questions of both candidates. both candidates will answer the same question and have one and half minute to do so. rebuttals will be at the discretion of the moderator and will have 45 seconds. after that, we will take questions from the audience, who received
CSPAN
Oct 29, 2012 2:00am EDT
delegation, six democrats. pennsylvania law speak to the apportioning process. the republican-controlled legislature essentially redrew the congressional boundary lines, moving some seats that were vulnerable in the eastern part of the state, three of them in at the philadelphia suburbs, one of them, one of them in the lehigh valley and one of them up in scranton. basically running the west and south to try to pick up more republicans without getting into the details of it -- karen lives in one of those areas where the boundary lines were redrawn. i do not know which congressman -- that might be in the 15th, with charlie dent. that was the lehigh valley seat. then out comes down to south central pennsylvania. or she could be in a seat held by a republican, lou barletta. that district was redrawn -- that district now comes the whole way down to the state capital, picking up more republicans. here is a way to think about that at the moment -- in competitive terms. nobody believes, independent analysts, nobody believes that of the 18 congressional seats, that more than two of them aren't li
CSPAN
Oct 28, 2012 10:30am EDT
people. half of what we spend on law enforcement, the court and the prisons is drug related, and to what end. look, this is not about advocating drug use. 50% of kids graduating from high school have smoked marijuana. that's an issue that belongs with families, not in the criminal justice system. [applause] >> anybody have any rebuttal? >> i have to make my statements first, and then my rebuttal. so as a medical doctor previously in clinical practice for about 25 years, i can say with a real understanding of the science of the health impact, that marijuana is it a substance that is dangerous because it's illegal. it is not illegal on account of being dangerous. because it's not dangerous at all. [applause] it is well known that the impacts of marijuana are dangerous because of the illegal drug trade from marijuana drug prohibition. so the most important thing we can do to get rid of the health problems associated with marijuana is to legalize it. and on day one, on day one a president, if she wanted to, could entrust the d.e.a. to oh, to -- could entrust the d.e.a. to do a really ra
CSPAN
Oct 29, 2012 8:00pm EDT
congressman ryan do? they passed a law to change the system. we say, here are the people who qualify and the yget the loans at a lower interest rate. every student in the country who gets one of these loans will have the right to pay it back as a low, fixed percent of their income for 20 years. now, think about this. what that means is, nobody ever has to drop out of college because theyr'e scared of b orrowing more money. if you get out and want to teach in a small town in rural ohio -- you can do it anyway. what you have to pay will be determined by what you're making. not the other way around. and believe it or not, here's the kicker. this, over 10 years, costs you $60 billion less than the old system. so -- the president and the congress allocated that to increasing pell grands every year for a decade and to maintaining the tuition tax credit to pay the way through college. this is unbelievable. now, here's what you need to know. even the more moderate immage of governor romney cannot obscure the fact he has committed to repealing that law. he wants to give -- i'm telling you. idiology o
CSPAN
Oct 29, 2012 5:00pm EDT
been the law for more than 40 years and it still is. they're about to spend their own money independently of the campaign if they want to but they can't make contributions. presidential candidates raise money at the national level. -- a maximum levels. there are a loft of wealthy individuals who support them. so the obama campaign stands out in that respect a little bit. the caller is making another point which is that the money in this race this year has been much more focused in many respects on a small number of individual people. the attention in this spending is focused on a small number of people who have contributed hundreds of millions of dollars to the process. i think the number that gets you to a majority of the money -- about 60% of the outside money has been raced from about 200 individuals. so the number of people you could fit on an airplane have been an important group in funding these outside efforts this year. and that's different and i think we need to watch to see whether those financial resources can become more important in elections. that's a question
CSPAN
Oct 28, 2012 4:05pm EDT
finance law. something like the disclose act, which -- the system is broken. it is broken like a broken arm. it is not terminal, but we need to fix it and i would like to be part of that. there is way too much money in politics. when i see these ads on tv i am seeing them for the first time. these are not organizations that i am connected with. in terms of the advertising. >> mr. king, i have a question about taxes. let's say in 2013 you are appointed tax czar to establish u.s. tax policy. what would you do? >> i have opposed the czars, but it would be a tempting appointment -- the first thing i would do is make the bush tax brackets permanent so there is long-term predictability. then i would go to work to sell to the public the idea that, as ronald reagan said, the federal government has the first lien on productivity and punishes production -- we remove all taxes off of production and put them on consumption. we can transform this policy. that is a piece i have gone around and talked about. i've talked about it each year i have been in congress. i asked mrs. vilsack to debate
CSPAN
Oct 29, 2012 12:00am EDT
is going to do this without breaking european law? >> i give you that assurance. we voted against prisoners having the vote. they shouldn't get the vote. i'm very clear about that. if it helps by having another vote in parliament another resolution to make clear to put the legal position beyond doubt, i'm happy to do that. prisoners are 23409 getting to vote under this government. [applause] >> mr. speaker, is the prime minister aware last year there was a referendum run about energy to waste incinerator. is he aware 65,000 616 of my constituents voted no. this is a staggering 92% voting no. does he agree with me the localism that my constituents and these people are listening to? >> i think it's important the planning system does listen to local people and i'm sure heel work in this case to make sure that happens. >> the evidence filed used to convict piter if it still exists contains clear intelligence of a widespread peter fall rink. one of its members close to a raid of a prime minister who said he could smuggle in decent images from abroad. the lead was not fold up but i want
CSPAN
Oct 30, 2012 5:00pm EDT
assessment? are their pockets for the u.s. takes law enforcement? >> there are exceptions. there are still exceptions. one reason let me now have concluded as the frame that is being used by policymakers, the frame is not about investing. it is about capital expenditures when should be about operating expenditures. the frame is about government as believed. we're trying to work with our customers in those cities where we see receptive ears a meeting the leaders are hungry for really profound changes in the way the city operates. some of these are not the usual suspects. chattanooga, not the city on because you would expect on the left bank or otherwise. they decided to make the investment in building out broadband to every building in the city. piercing the economic benefits. it is not just the city government. it was their other vehicles. they read things mark -- a were being smart. ts are hard.he dock we're trying to break down the silo which tends to be the frame for which they think about it rather than looking across all of the boundaries to say what is it that is going to f
CSPAN
Oct 27, 2012 10:00am EDT
blessed. it's so wonderful to have them with me today and my gorgeous daughter-in-law mary. as you can see, she's expecting another grandchild, so we're -- we're thrilled about that. it's wonderful to have all these grandsons. everyone knows i have five sons. everyone knows a lot of you know i have 18 grandchildren. what you probably don't know, 13 of them are boys. we sure are glad that we like boys it in our family. it sure makes it a lot easier. i think that boys add such a dimension to my life. they taught me a lot of patience. you know the other things the boys taught me which is great. hey it all on the table. and then it's over. it's amazing what you learn from children. and it's great. i am so thrilled to have had these extraordinary women that talked to you earlier. are we not lucky to have such strong women? [applause] there's probably no one on this stage can appreciate the sentiment i'm about to talk to you better than cindy mccain, when after the last debate, when her husband won fair and square, i looked at the camera, i got myself a video camera and i looked at it an
CSPAN
Oct 28, 2012 6:00pm EDT
around i don't think the law is changing any time soon. i think the way you have to change things is you have to change the hearts and minds of the population and we're a ways away from that, so when we get bogged down in talking about exceptions and bizarre sort of exceptions to rules, i think at that point, we're getting away from really what the primary thing that's going on in our counsel interest that people are worried about and that's 23 million people out of work, $6 trillion in new debt, and so i primarily talk only about the economic issues, even though i am socially conservative, but i talk primarily about the economic issues because i think it's what's important to the country, and what unites a lot of us. it doesn't divide us. i think talking about the debt and talking about the budget, talking about unemployment are things that everyone is concerned about and everybody really ought to be on the staple side of those issues. >> let me go back to susan's comment about the races that you're supporting, including indiana and missouri, specifically with the ads on the air for
CSPAN
Nov 4, 2012 10:30am EST
she said i have to meet barack. so we have passed a law practice. -- she said we have back some basketball practice. this goes to the heart and then hits. barack obama and i believe as to our spouses that my doctor and his daughters, my granddaughters are entitled to every single opportunity my son is entitled to. every single opportunity. there is no exception. none. that is the fundamental difference between mitt romney and the president and i. the one issue that has not been discussed much as it should be in this campaign that will have more impact on the life of our daugthehters is to make up the purssupreme court appeared the next president will appoint one to possibly three new justices. just imagine the 40 years of progress we have fought to make for women in america. ask yourself, what are the prospects for a in a mitt romney appointed court? there is lots at stake in this election. it is not just that they run away from their positions now that they know they are not popular. they're trying to backpedal. there are two things that have really change the surprise me. i wa
CSPAN
Oct 30, 2012 8:30am EDT
nation and colorado do as far as the gun laws. we on the editorial board at "denver post," we supported reauthorization of the weapons ban and we support the elimination of the high-capacity magazines that people use for those guns. there's a point made here by the democratic gov. which is that gun-control laws will not stop someone who has an ill intent from acting on it. it's a difficult position for democrats, particularly in the west where second amendment rights are held tightly by voters across the spectrum. democrats have learned in colorado across several election cycles that running on gun control is not a winning proposition for them. we saw several pieces of legislation passed in colorado after the columbine massacre, but since that time politicians, especially on the left, have been loath to take part of the issue. republic host: in color from st. augustine, fla. -- republican caller. caller: i would like to see them spending more time letting people know about other things going on in the government and have been mentioned. the activities that they talk about are
CSPAN
Oct 31, 2012 10:00am EDT
protect those folks? >> good luck implementing that law. is a great question. something journalists and tijuana struggle with all the time with the rise of social media and websites a lot of you have heard about -- including one which started out as a compendium of information about basically narco turf wars, shootings in the streets, the headings. it started off as a visual wallpaper and has since become interesting, more sophisticated, and is beginning to write articles and put -- and the editor is anonymous, but they are beginning to publish pieces. this thing that was touted early on as being a kind of innovative or new information delivery system is now turning into a more traditional journalistic entity. the journalist would say, that is great that the information is there, and the kind of iphone video or man on the street, so called man on the street video of any event can be uploaded quickly, but who is providing context and analysis? not that we always need to rely on experts, but if you are writing for a weekly, that really gives you a totally different approach. you can p
CSPAN
Oct 27, 2012 8:00pm EDT
. the very first law put an obama signed with the lily ledbetter. the president and vice-president know how important it is for women to make our own decisions about our own bodies, our own health care. [applause] so many women of my generation have fought hard for roe versus wade, access to contraception and for equal rights. andon't want out daughters granddaughters to have to go back and fight the same battles that we fought decades ago. [applause] we cannot forget about the importance of the supreme court in the direction this country could take. finally, i care about this country. aout this evelction as lections military mom. our son beau is a in the delaware national army guard and he served in a rack for a year. i had the honor of meeting many of our troops and military families and i know how much they love our country. i see how much they of sacrificed to protect it. i want to make sure that all of our veterans and their families get the benefits they have earned and the respect they deserve. we have come so far but we have to keep moving forward. now it is my pleasure to turn
CSPAN
Nov 3, 2012 9:00pm EDT
occurred did during the clinton administration when it was passed did until 1988 and signed into law by president clinton. it had a bit of bipartisan support. i did not totally convinced we would not invade iraq if out or president. -- al gore were president. i do think the initial invasion was corrected. i think the initial strikes against those who attacked us or necessary and just to pursue a and other countries where people wanted to intervene. the prior to 911 was casting about in search of a solution to a problem the political class was not certain how to solve that. >> will hide want to ask you, based on what he said, during the bush years, the focus was born policy. there is something yet animated the hatred on the left for the right, it was for civil liberties. we have a president to the has now only continued the foreign policy, but has expanded it and where is. the campeau people aware without due process. obama has won up to bush by saying we can imprison american citizens without due process character of them in jail with out any questions asked. how dec foreign policy f
CSPAN
Nov 4, 2012 2:00pm EST
, mostly from the republican side of the aisle to pass restrictive laws to disenfranchise a lot of eligible voters, mostly minorities in states like ohio and pennsylvania, where you have the republican speaker of the house admit that their voter id law was meant to defeat president obama. that definitely could have an impact. i am not worried about anybody stealing the election. i am were about in a close race, people who should be able to voted not being able to vote. host: speaking of close votes. this comes from one of our viewers. do not waste your vote, go for virgil. gary johnson is on the ballot. what role will third-party candidates have in close states in close races? guest: there was some concern early in virginia in terms of what the impact would be there. what you normally see, unless there is a strong campaign out there, you see about 1% of the total vote being split up between these candidates. that could make a difference in some of these close states. it is hard to predict. you are not getting enough in your sample. guest: i agree. it is tough to predict. we are see
CSPAN
Nov 1, 2012 8:00pm EDT
this happens quite often where someone is arrested then they find the law enforcement finds they were here ten years before and arrested, incarcerated tried incarcerated deported and back again. so there is a great expense. but people who came to this country unlawfulfully but haven't committed a crime since they've been here, they're trying to raise a family and that's what we need immigration reform for. >> so what is your suggestion to deal with those people who are not breaking any laws other than immigration law? >> we need to draw these people from the shadows to a path of legitimate massey. we need to know who is here in this country. we're in a post 9/11 era. i had the clearance and i've sat in meetings pertaining people who have come here from the middle east that don't like this country too much. so there is a whole host of issues we need to address. >> you're saying not am necessary ti but what? >> to find who is here and come up with immigration reform. democrats and republicans working together. i know the congressman doesn't espouse that same view because he can't work w
CSPAN
Nov 3, 2012 7:00am EDT
star, piloting the senate race there. they said results are flawed. they indicate laws wants a toss up is now a double digit lead for his opponent. most significantly, women voters are driving the divide, according to the new poll. joe donnelly with 47% support. richard murdock support. and the libertarian getting about 6% of that support. silver like indiana. paul on our line for republicans. good morning. caller: good morning. host: your reactions on what is going on in your state? caller: our country was built on a religious freedom and also, in our old west -- and in the history of becoming a free country, a lot of our beliefs were made of on the bible. they say life begins at conception. and have been hearing democrats talk about rich people. but you know, i think there are just as many or more rich people and the democrat sector of politics than there are republicans. because republicans did very heavily to charity. host: tell me who you are voting for in the senate race? caller: i will vote for the republicans. host: richard murdock was to mark the bank yes sir. i believe in the
CSPAN
Oct 27, 2012 7:00am EDT
focused on getting the healthcare law pushed through without considering republican options. and i think that poisoned everything for moving forward. so i would strongly disagree with that in terms of he had plenty of chances to deliver on the promises he made and he didn't. and during that period he chose not to work with republicans. host: next up is fill in north carolina on our independent line. caller: i just wanted to say that despite the media blackout gary johnson is going to have a profound impact on this election. he's got my vote because the democrats talk peace and kill 178 children with drone warfare in pakistan and they say that's not tough enough. and i don't know how many dead children it would take to satisfy mitt romney and the republicans. guest: talk to us about the the effects as you see them of third party candidates on the republican effort in north carolina. guest: right now from what we're seeing it doesn't look like it's having an impact. to the extent they are drawing folks out it's from both parties and doesn't look like it's going to impact the presidential r
CSPAN
Nov 1, 2012 5:00pm EDT
education. >> do you think a balanced budget is something that should be required by law? >> we should work toward a balanced budget. >> i am not certain that a balanced budget is necessary at the national level. it is not a necessity because we can work within deficit as long as we manage them properly. we manage them after world war two. ii. president reagan exploded the debt. we were doing well as a world powerhouse during that time. if it is to manage, i do not see a balanced budget amendment as a necessity. i had a look at it following a radio debate between these two. the problem with h.r. 1861 is it is a drill baby drill sort of bill. it gives away a lot to big oil and fossil fuels. we should not put that money toward those industries anymore. we should shift that money into s.newable source and formulat >> that brings us to a topic often referred to by some as a green jobs boondoggle that has been exercised by the obama ministration. they point to the solar panel manufacturing and california. it received some less money to go under. in massachusetts, it was evergreen sol
CSPAN
Oct 27, 2012 2:00pm EDT
difference, the equal pay title 7 lot did not take in end. under the law, if you did not file a complaint with the government within six months of the first discriminatory paycheck she got decades before, if she did not file a complaint, whether she knew about it or not, within six months of the first is the mandatory paycheck, -- first discriminatory paycheck, that employer was home free. it could pay her less every paycheck from then on. open and explicitly. there was nothing she could do about it except leave the job. that is what the supreme court said congress meant when it passed these laws prohibiting pay discrimination. it was a vigorous dissent from justice and ruth bader ginsberg that this made no sense whatsoever. she was joined by three other justices. first of all, who knowsafter six months that you pay is less -- second, if you know and you have enough of evidence, are you going to file a complaint within six months of the paycheck? are you going to figure, ok,i will prove my work and not be labeled as a troublemaker. it basically took that decision in what have so
CSPAN
Oct 29, 2012 12:35am EDT
airplane. it happens at the largest he jumped into is a church yard. my mother-in-law joked that was if anything went wrong we could wheel him straight on into the church. but he's doing very well. they're both doing really great and we treasure our time with them. general na is going every month to get video footage of her grandparents and telling stories and she wants to have that both for his library but also just for her and all of the family to have this footage of them because they're so terrific. now let's g get to what we're really here for which is to thank you all very very much and to encourage you to keep working every single day, keep going door to door and making those phone calls and make sure all of those people you contacted turn out to vote on november 6. it's really really important that we have the ground game that wins which and i think you all have set it up so that's what we'll have in michigan and i want to thank you all for that very much. i've been with ann romneywe did a reception together in oklahoma city and she is so terrific. and i think everyone saw it at
CSPAN
Oct 26, 2012 10:30pm EDT
god. a father, grandfather beloved cousin and in law. prayers as you move through this season of sorrow. and of grief. thank you for sharing george breathes with you. profoundly george stanley mcgovern as a son an example of our heritage, i each of you for coming celebrate and honor senator mcgovern's life and witness. to share the mcgovern family's brief. to political colleague, a trusted mentor -- [no audio] and prairie form them to embrace common person and to tirelessly worked for the common good. george mcgovern was also a prairie prophet. he called and inspired an generation to do justice, to love mercy and to walk with our god. he focused the world's on the plight of the hungry. fought for peace. he called on us to repent a misguided, wasteful, and selfish to seeking and speaking the truth. articulate it in his hometown to and not in nazareth to preach the good news to the poor, to be prisoners, to give sight to the blind and to proclaim the year of the lord's savior. we can learn much from jesus' experience in bringing good to the poor and liberating the oppressed. of tea
CSPAN
Oct 28, 2012 5:00am EDT
if the court continues down the path of sitting dog sniffs are not searches at all, law enforcement will be completely unfettered to use drug dogs however they wish. that could lead to a random sweeps of neighborhoods where people. limited and only by the restrictions the fourth abutment has on seizures. more broadly, again, as technology develops, if the court continues down the path of sitting there are some searches that, a detect contraband and are not searches at all, the encroachments on our privacy are going to increase ever further as technology moves on. >> i was a little puzzled as to what the florida supreme court really meant -- really wanted in the harris case. it is not just enough to say the dog has been certified, you need more performance evidence. how would that work? every time there is a case where drug evidence is used, the prosecution would have to come and and a show, what, there is some sort of test? he has gone out 100 times -- what would be the evidence that would be enough to convince a judge this dog was reliable? what's the traditional test for probable
CSPAN
Oct 28, 2012 2:00pm EDT
inconsistent with the underlying law, and advisory opinions that are inconsistent, and implementations that is inconsistent with what congress intended and with what the law is. the work requirements for welfare cross it was very clear. i was a lead sponsor of the bill and there was no waiver capability for the report -- the work requirement, and he did it. immigration and others -- you have a bunch of issues. and what that does is create uncertainty. if the government can go and do what they want regardless of what the lot is -- what the law expert, and the government says coppola -- what the lot is, and the government says, and going to do it and go ahead and sue me. that is as much of the problem as the volume we have seen. the cost of the regulation is inconsistent with the underlying law that was passed by congress, or never even contemplated by congress. co2 is a toxic substance. i cannot imagine anyone who voted for the clean air act who would have suggested that was something that was covered under the definition when they passed that bill. the overriding issue
CSPAN
Oct 29, 2012 12:00pm EDT
, corporations, unions, other associations, not permitted to make contributions. that has been the law for more than 40 years. they are allowed to spend their own money independently of the campaign if they want to put cannot make such a patient. typically, presidential candidates raise money at the maximum level, they are well known nationally, lots of wealthy individuals and groups that want to support them. the obama campaign stands out in that respect of it. it is also importantthan 40 yea. they are allowed to spend their own to note, the caller is making another race has been more focused in many respects on a small number of individual people. these people have contributed hundreds of millions of dollars to the process. i think the number that get you into a majority of the money, about 60% of the outside money, has been raised from about 200 individuals. the number of people you could fit on an airplane have respecta small number of individual people. these people have contributed hundreds of millions of dollars to the process. i think the number that get you into a majority of the
CSPAN
Nov 1, 2012 1:00am EDT
, where my in-laws used to live, where my brothers and sisters live, they were hit pretty badly. i have a sister in law and family who live in ocean city, new jersey. you saw how badly they were hit. it is kind of amazing -- it is kind of amazing. a call yesterday with all the governors and mayors, it warmed my heart. you had the governor of delaware, the governor of connecticut, the governor of pennsylvania, democrats and republicans, and they were hurt. the governor of maryland. all saying to new jersey and new york -- look, if you need extra resources, we will send you ours. we will send you hours. listen on the telephone, hearing the mayor of the big city, not only mayor bloomberg, who is one hell of a fine guy, mayor bloomberg of new york. mayor booker of newark, hoboken -- hear these guys talking, they are all offering each other help. offering each other help. democrats and republicans, acting like democrats and republicans are supposed to act. [applause] ladies and gentlemen. we are always, i know this sounds almost trite but it is necessary to say in these times -- we are alway
CSPAN
Oct 31, 2012 8:30am EDT
candidates right now are both running on that issue. host: neil levesque, about the recount laws in the state of new hampshire. is it possible that there could be a recount in this state and what are the rules for that? guest: we have specific rules for the state. we have a fine secretary of state, bill gardner, quite experienced in this. he's the person who has been the keeper of the flame for the new hampshire primary. we had a famous account here in the late '70's with senator john durken who recently passed away. frankly, i don't see it coming down to that. we will see what happens on tuesday. i think other states may be more likely to have a recount and new hampshire. host: do you have voter id laws? guest: yes, and there's some controversy. the legislature passed a voter -- a new voter law that required people to swear that if there were going to vote in a certain town that they would pay their taxes and their registration fees for their cars in that town, etc. this was appealed and the state supreme court has put that on hold. right now some of our voters are slightly confused ab
CSPAN
Oct 30, 2012 10:00am EDT
national monument up next to the border of their county. there are a lot of issues with law enforcement, particularly the issue of creating a funnel for narcotics trafficking within 5 miles of the new mexico border. there are hundreds of new mexicans who have signed petitions that saying, please do not do this. you are ignoring them. you are not going to find a solution that way. >> let's move on to the next question. >> in 2007, a bipartisan group of u.s. senators reached a tentative compromise on immigration reform. but even with president bush's support, the compromise collapsed. most agree we need immigration reform. what reforms do yoou support? and how would you get the senate to approve immigration reform when such a bipartisan group could not? representative wilson. >> it is separate from border security. the united states has to have effective control of our borders. the number of people crossing the border illegally has gone down because of the resources that we put in there since 2005. that is a good thing. the people who are still crossing tend to be heavily arme
CSPAN
Nov 3, 2012 7:00pm EDT
find common ground to make sure our tax laws are more competitive and simple. if we do that, i think we will send a message to the world america is open for business again. >> i think what the audience sought is he was asked a question about his senate record and he was talking about being governor. he is running for reelection to the united states senate. he had a fiscal irresponsibility. george came into the united states senate with historic surpluses. we were in great shape. by the time he left, we had massive deficits. he voted to increase the debt by $16,000 every second he was in the senate. he expanded medicare, which was good, but he did not pay for it. he was part of a senate and a house that declared two wars but did not pay for the wars and instead put them on the credit card for our kids to pay. he made a massive tax cuts to health -- to help the wealthy. he did not pay for them. we went from surplus to deficit. he voted four times to raise his own pay. he voted four times to raise the debt with it, he voted for 52,000 earmarks that totaled $121 billion. even george had to
CSPAN
Oct 30, 2012 1:00pm EDT
. -- better laws for adoption. we should encourage adoption in the united states of america with federal laws here in the state capital. and taxpayer funding of abortion -- our tax dollars should be used to fund medicare, and social security. and funding the military. they should not be used to fund abortions. sherrod brown is an extremist on the issue and supports using your tax dollars to fund abortion. we should not support abortions in the ninth month of pregnancy. but sheriff brown has an extremist position. can you explain to the people watching at home tonight, why do you support abortion in the ninth month of pregnancy. >> i have never heard anyone say that to me, judge. unlike judge mandel, -- josh. unlike josh mandel, my opponent has an extreme position and signed the exceptions for anything, rape and incest. i trust women to make decisions about their own health care. there are tens of thousands of women who get pregnant from rapes every year. it may not be something we want to acknowledged in the end, i will trust of high women to make -- i will trust ohio women to make their
CSPAN
Oct 30, 2012 1:00am EDT
and congress do? they passed laws to change the system. the government sets aside a loan reserve saying these are the ones eagle for loans. starting next year, everyone in the country gets one of these loans will have the absolute right to pay back as a low fixed percent of their income. think about this. [applause] what that means is nobody ever has to worry whether they cannot pay their loans. if he get out of college and you want to go teach in a small town in ohio or the salaries are low, you can do it anyway for a few years because what you have to pay will be determined by what you are making, not the other way around. [cheers and applause] believe it or not, over 10 years this cost you $6 billion less than the old system. -- $60 billion less than the old system. the president and congress allocated at $60 million to increasing the pell grants every year for a decade to keep up with inflation and maintaining the tuition tax credits for middle-class families to help pay their kids way through college. this is unbelievable. here is what you need to know. even the more moderat
CSPAN
Oct 28, 2012 9:35pm EDT
mother-in-law joked that was convenient. if anything went wrong we could wheel him straight on into the church. but he's doing very well. they're both doing really great and we treasure our time with them. general na is going every month to get video footage of her grandparents and telling stories and she wants to have that both for his library but also just for her and all of the family to have this footage of them because they're so terrific. now let's g get to what we're really here for which is to thank you all very very much and to encourage you to keep working every single day, keep going door to door and making those phone calls and make sure all of those people you contacted turn out to vote on november 6. it's really really important that we have the ground game that wins which and i think you all have set it up so that's what we'll have in michigan and i want to thank you all for that very much. i've been with ann romney lately. we did a reception together in oklahoma city and she is so terrific. and i think everyone saw it at her convention speech which was great. and then i
CSPAN
Oct 28, 2012 7:00am EDT
voter suppression with the idea laws, now we have won the most of that. now we have to be careful that the accurate count is given. everybody in the campaign has to be ready for recounting. if it goes to the supreme court, but we have to go there. host: are you still there? caller: it must be fair. host: from our twitter page -- steve is joining us from virginia on the republican line. caller: there is no such thing as a voter suppression, that is just silly. there is a voter fraud as was revealed by james keene where he recorded the son of jim moran telling somebody how to commit of voter fraud. there are lots of dead people that are registered. that was the purpose of this to get the dead people off of the voter rolls. the process is going forward in virginia. everybody who registers in virginia gets a voter i.d.. it is a responsibility. a lot of people did not want to have anything to do with responsibility. host: thank you for the call. eight romney ryan white house, it could happen. -- a romney-biden white house, it could happen. the magic number is 270 electoral college vote
CSPAN
Nov 1, 2012 7:00am EDT
delicate balance. again, the act that was signed into law this summer will end up raising some of the prices, but that is because policy makers here in washington had decided more important that the program be structural and financially sound and show it continues to exist to protect consumers. host: if somebody had a house on the jersey shore and they wanted to buy flood insurance, would be expensive? guest: you would need to talk --- each individual needs to talk to their agent and broker. if you don't have one, go to entrusted the choice that, and fined one during that agent and broker would help you walk through the flood insurance application process and determination of what flood zone you are in. host: we have this tweet -- guest: yes, i know exactly what he's referring to. this happened in katrina. there was some uncertainty about what caused a particular structural damage. in katrina you had all lots of houses and structures completely wiped off. the only thing left was a slab of concrete. and so, it was very difficult to determine whether the damage was caused by the wind as
CSPAN
Oct 31, 2012 5:00pm EDT
-- laws in the state of new hampshire. what are the rules for that? guest: we have a fine secretary of state who is quite experienced in this. he is the person who has been a keeper of the flame for the new hampshire primary. we had a famous 3 count here in the late 1970's with senator john durkin, who recently passed away. i do not see it coming down to that. we will see what happens on tuesday. other states may be more likely to have a recount then you hampshire. host: what about voter i.d. laws? do you have them? guest: >> there is some controversy. the legislature passed a voter law that require people to swear that they would, if they were going to vote in a certain town, that they would pay taxes and registration fees for their cars in the town. this was appealed and the state supreme court has put that on hold. right now, some of our voters are confused about those issues going into tuesday. host: neil levesque is the executive director at st. anselm college cost new hampshire institute of politics. if you would like to join the conversation, the numbers are on your screen. also
CSPAN
Oct 27, 2012 7:00pm EDT
for participating tonight. we are in the appellate court room of the law school at marquette university. i'm the host of the statewide public affairs program. the rules are simple. the candidates have jaundice for a conversation about the level of government in our lives. we have asked them to stay on point. the candidates can talk to one another but i will be managing the time is spent on a particular topic. we will have the freedom to move the conversation along. each candidate will have a closing statement along with the 90 statements. -- 90 seconds. there are no opening statements. we flipped a coin. we will begin with night -- tonight with tammy baldwin. i will ask the both the same kind of question. about your portrayal in this campaign. you haven't portrayed as an extreme liberal -- have been portrayed as an extreme liberal. the national journal said you have either one of the most were the most liberal voting records in the house. the late george mcgovern said he was a proud liberal. what are you willing to embrace that definition? >> in wisconsin, we have a tradition
CSPAN
Nov 2, 2012 7:00am EDT
voter i.d. issue. i am surprised that the issue has not been brought up on the voter i.d. law. my view of it is you need an i.d. for everything. opening a bank account, cashing checks. i think the voter i.d. deal covers a lot of programs where a lot of fraud and abuse comes in there. i was curious as to why it hasn't been addressed. there is a lot of defense that i think the republican campaign might have done it to squash any allegations of voter suppression. guest: i think he is absolutely right been very we know from based polling in ohio that well over 75% of voters support voter identification law in ohio. however we do have identification requirements in ohio to indict you have to show either a driver's license, put down the last four digits of your social security number, or you have to show a utility bill showing your address. we do have a identification requirements in ohio. we do not have voter identification requirements but i think overall the legislature has felt it has not been necessary in ohio. we do have pre-registration in ohio. you have to be a resident for 30 d
CSPAN
Oct 27, 2012 10:30pm EDT
getting the health care law passed through without considering the republican option. i think that poisoned the well for moving forward. i would strongly disagree in term of the fact he had plenty of chances, especially the first two years to deliver on the promises he made, he didn't. even during that period he wasn't working and chose not to work with republicans. >> next up is phil in hendersonville, north carolina. he's on our line for independents. go ahead, phil. >> hi, i wanted say i think despite the media blackout, gary johnson's going to have a profound impact on this election and even more so in four years. he's got my vote because the democrats are -- they talked and killed 170 children in drone warfare in pakistan and republicans say gosh, that's weak. we're not being tough enough. i don't know how many dead children it would take to satisfy mitt romney in the republicans' blood lust. >> gideon moore in mecklenberg county, talk to us about the effects as you see them of third party candidates on the republican effort in north carolina. >> right now from what we are see
CSPAN
Nov 4, 2012 6:00am EST
equal amount for equal work so they can raise a kid. [applause] this law has been on the books for a couple of years now. when the mitt romney was asked, well -- he was asked, would you sign the bill? [laughter] what i mean, he will have harder decisions than this. [cheers and applause] there is an answer to this question. and answer yes or no. when you are the decider in chief you cannot just shuffle along. you can't do that. barack obama decided that america could not afford to let the automobile industry die. he saved it. [cheers and applause] mitt romney opposed what he did. he has tied himself in so many nuts over this automobile deal,he could be hired as a chief contortionist. for cert do so led. -cuirque de soleil. he was against it. it was not just general motors and chrysler. there is a reason all the german and japanese companies that make companies were for the automobile restructuring. they knew if general motors quit buying parts, they were toast. it is another example of, we are all in this together. barack obama made the right decision. his opponent was wrong. [applaus
CSPAN
Nov 4, 2012 7:00am EST
laws to disenfranchise a lot of eligible voters, mostly minorities in states like ohio and pennsylvania, where you have the republican speaker of the house admit that their voter id law was meant to defeat president obama. that definitely could have an impact. i am not worried about anybody stealing the election. i am were about in a close race, people who should be able to voted not being able to vote. host: speaking of close votes. this comes from one of our viewers. do not waste your vote, go for virgil. gary johnson is on the ballot. what role will third-party candidates have in close states in close races? guest: there was some concern early in virginia in terms of what the impact would be there. what you normally see, unless there is a strong campaign out there, you see about 1% of the total vote being split up between these candidates. that could make a difference in some of these close states. it is hard to predict. you are not getting enough in your sample. guest: i agree. it is tough to predict. we are seeing gary johnson get a little bit more earlier. mexico is a
CSPAN
Oct 29, 2012 10:00am EDT
participating. >> my daughter. >> i worked as a journalist and served as a fellow in law and public policy here at the university. the rules for tonight's discussion are simple. we have asked candidates to join us for conversation about the role of government in our lives and the direction of our country. we have asked them to answer a question as directly and concisely as possible. we have asked them to stay on point. the candidates may talk to one another, but i will be managing the time we spend on a particular topic and we will have the freedom to move the conversation along. each candidate will have an opposing statement along with 90 seconds. there are no opening statements. we flipped a coin to see who got the first question. if we begin tonight with congresswoman tammy baldwin. good to have you. >> thank you. >> it's about your portrayal in the campaign. you have been portrayed in this campaign as an extreme liberal. that's what we see in the advertising and people have been bombarded by the apsa in the race. the national journal, a respected publication, said that you have
CSPAN
Oct 28, 2012 1:30am EDT
. he focused on getting the healthcare law pushed through without considering republican options. and i think that poisoned everything for moving forward. so i would strongly disagree with that in terms of he had plenty of chances to deliver on the promises he made and he didn't. and during that period he chose not to work with republicans. host: next up is fill in north carolina on our independent line. caller: i just wanted to say that despite the media blackout gary johnson is going to have a profound impact on this election. he's got my vote because the democrats talk peace and kill 178 children with drone warfare in pakistan and they say that's not tough enough. and i don't know how many dead children it would take to satisfy mitt romney and the republicans. guest: talk to us about the effects as you see them of third party candidates on the republican effort in north carolina. guest: right now from what we're seeing it doesn't look like it's having an impact. to the extent they are drawing folks out it's from both parties and doesn't look like it's going to impact the presidential
CSPAN
Nov 2, 2012 1:00am EDT
entitlements that don't even become law until 2014. the expansion of the subsidy. if we are having problems, why in the world would you vote for it bill that creates two new entitlements that costs 1.4 trillion dollars over the next 10 years. and expense we cannot pay for. this would solve the sequestration issue. >> the fact is that it extends medicare for 8 years. what have you done that has ever extended medicare? on the other side of the coin, you have tried to make it into a voucher system. you have run from your record. if i was a senior, i would be very concerned with you in terms of things like medicare and changing social security. >> once again distorting my record. there are people that have taken money out of medicare and that is president obama and your vote. that is a fact. it will affect medicare. it is the only way we can turn this thing around is to get serious about the discussion about medicare and social security. this is a new tax and a mandate that frankly montana ends don't like to be told what to do. you cannot admit that he made a mistake and voted for a bo
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Oct 27, 2012 11:00pm EDT
here and bring jobs home that have gone overseas. we should repeal the president's health care law, which makes it harder for small businesses to hire. and replace it with reforms that actually the work costs and protect the doctor-patient -- lowers costs and protects the doctor-patient relationship. and instead of getting into high gas and energy prices, let's jump start the development of america's vast domestic energy resources. let's build the keystone pipeline. let's expand the exploration and use of natural gas and coal. these are all good ideas that mitt romney supports. the president obama has ignored or rejected. that is disappointing, especially considering how his policies have failed. he promised to listen. he promised us change. but all we have got is more of the same. more spending, more red tape, more debt and decline. a loss of hope. the united states senate, run by the president's party, has not passed a budget in more than 3.5 years. that is irresponsible. and reckless. now the president is demanding another tax increase on small businesses that would destroy more
CSPAN
Nov 3, 2012 2:00pm EDT
the 3% withholding tax, the medical loss ratio. the affordable care act act is a tax law. there are 24 new taxes. we find out the individual mandate is a tax. we have financial transaction taxes, medical device texas -- these things were created for people to be able to earmark their income and it is now taxed. you also get 16,000 to irs agents that will be monitoring electronic records. that is not how we repair health care. i wrote an op-ed piece talking about free market solutions. one of those key things is tort reform. talk to any doctor, catastrophic litigation is their biggest problem. >> congressman, you're not being honest. when you voted for the ryan plan, you voted to take $716 billion. i've never been in congress. let's be clear. this is future savings under the democratic version. they found waste, inefficiency and fraud, over-payments to insurance companies they are getting back to seniors through annual treating and closing down the hall. the difference here is -- closing the doughnut hole. the difference here is paul ryan top the seven and $16 billion was a good idea
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Nov 4, 2012 4:06pm EST
. but the law did not change, still had not changed. it is only after she starts a petition on the site and embarrasses enterprise, and is going to be on the today show, that enterprise changes the policy. that is not controversial. , the order of magnitude more than you see. >> as you say, you have evolved from the broad global to the more specific and local. but i have seen you say something to the effect that we want to move from moments to movements. and comfortable with where you are? >> the more tangible, the more narrow, the bigger the impact you can have. is that where you envision this in seven years? or would you be disappointed if you are not making the circle back to figuring out how to influence broader issues? >> we look at the to the tree -- trajectory of social movements. you and upstarting small. lbj, and the context of no organizers, passes the civil rights act. you refused to sit in the back of the bus. you went incrementally, from families to cities to country. that is the kind of tools we want to build, to start a foothold of local change, and aggregate across
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Oct 29, 2012 7:00am EDT
. unions are not permitted to make contributions. that's been the law for more than 40 years and it still is. they're about to spend their own money independently of the campaign if they want to but they can't make contributions. presidential candidates raise money at the national level. there are a loft of wealthy individuals who support them. so the obama campaign stands out in that respect a little bit. the caller is making another point which is that the money in this race this year has been much more focused in many respects on a small number of individual people. the attention in this spending is focused on a small number of people who have contributed hundreds of millions of dollars to the process. i think the number that gets you to a majority of the money -- about 60% of the outside money has been raced from about 200 individuals. so the number of people you could fit on an airplane have been an important group in funding these outside efforts this year. and that's different and i think we need to watch to see whether those financial resources can become more important in e
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